Just like basketball, volleyball has been one of the regular programmes since the first edition of the Universiade. In Turin, in 1959, there were 12 teams, while the women’s tournament started in the following edition with 6 teams. Over time, volleyball tournaments have become one of the most followed ones.
|Competiton||Ariano||Palazzetto dello Sport|
|Training||Capriglia||Palazzetto dello Sport|
|Training||Casalnuovo||Palazzetto dello Sport|
|Training||Portici||Palazzetto dello Sport|
|Training||Napoli||Polifunzionale Soccavo (2 courts)|
In Taipei the medals were won, respectively, by Russia in the women’s tournament and by Iran in the men’s tournament. The Napoli 2019 programme includes 20 participating countries for the men’s tournament and 16 for the women’s tournament.